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Reform Matters: April 2, 2014
posted by: Ruthie | April 02, 2014, 02:40 PM   

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication,
Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.


Note: We are proud to be member-driven and only take positions on issues after our members are surveyed at a majority. The studies, articles, and policies showcased in this newsletter have not necessarily been endorsed by AAE; however, by sharing new and innovative trends in education policy, we hope to educate and empower our members by examining new possibilities in education.

AAE Blog Roll: Don't forget to bookmark the AAE blog and the AAE Charters blog for original daily posts on trends in education reform and professional development.

CREDO: Higher Level of Learning in LA Charters

California Case Over Teacher Tenure Laws Continues

AAE Announces Tuition Discounts for Members

Michigan School District Finds Discrimination in Teachers Union Contract

AAE in the News: Union Bullies in K-12 Districts Consolidate Power by Keeping Competitors From Communicating with Teachers

AAE representatives are routinely bullied by their union counterparts because they're the labor group's biggest competitor for teachers' business. The AAE offers educators virtually all the same benefits (except collective bargaining) at a much lower cost, and without the union's left-wing political agenda.

Many teachers would flock to the AAE if given the choice. Officials with the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers know this, which is why they do everything in their power to keep AAE reps - and their e-mail - out of schools and away from teachers..."

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Education Technology & Blended Learning

Common Core State Standards are guiding the development of new technologies. 
Khan Academy, Open Ed. Providers Evolve With Common Core, Education Week, 4/2/14

Blog Tips:
How to Build a Rock-Solid Blended Learning Infrastructure, edSurge, 3/27/14

A Growing Movement:
Education Technology Startups Raised Over Half a Billion Dollars, TC, 3/27/14

Teacher Topics

Will dual-language programs help advance the profession?
Dual-Language Programs in Schools Gain Following, Associated Press, 3/31/14

State Case Study:
Teacher Retirements Increasing in Wyoming, Associated Press, 3/31/14

Arguments Begin in Suit Over CA Teacher Tenure
, Associated Press, 3/27/14

Charter Schools & Reform Advocacy

On Common Core, We Cry Uncle, The Fordham Institute, 3/31/14

The wave of the CCSS future, or just a fluke?
Fight Against Common Core Not Over in Indiana, Associated Press, 3/31/14

New Federal Legislation:
Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools, Ed & Workforce Committee, 4/1/14


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